Fundamentals of Care Support Worker - Adult Critical Care Unit

  • Job Reference: 431558755-2
  • Date Posted: 26 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Location: Redbridge, London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Health, Social Care, Nursing
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

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Whipps Cross University Hospital is part of the Barts Health group of hospitals renowned for excellence and innovation and providing safe and compassionate care that serves an area that is rich in diversity, providing services to a broad and diverse multicultural community for people living in East London and beyond.

With excellent transport links Whipps Cross University Hospital provides a full range of modern acute medicine for various specialist services with a strong focus and a rewarding environment with excellent training, development and support enabling our staff to meet the high standards of healthcare. Our commitment and regard for our patients are reflected in our vision and WeCare values which are at the heart of everything we do.

With an up and coming redevelopment which will incorporate a new state of the art sustainable hospital that will improve core NHS services for patient care the future is bright for Whipps Cross.

An exciting opportunity has opened with the introduction of new roles in critical care across Barts Health.

We are looking to recruit Fundamentals of Care Support Workers who will work under the supervision of the critical care nurses, doctors and other members of the team.

This role directly contributes to the delivery of patient care, which includes elements of fundamentals of care such as washing, turning, feeding and the observation of patients and caring for patients who are delayed discharge from critical care. It is an important role to support the delivery of care to critically ill patients to aid their recovery and support end of life with compassion and dignity.

We want to hear from you if you are naturally caring and compassionate and want to learn new skills. Ideally you would be experienced in working within an appropriate care environment however in depth training and support will be provided.

You will need to have excellent oral and written communication skills, be honest, reliable, and hardworking and be a good team player.

You will be required to work within a challenging clinical environment, caring for acutely unwell patients, some of whom may be recovering from Covid and undertake shift work which will include nights and weekends.

This post is aimed to support the team over winter, if you are shortlisted, you will be interviewed and if successful available to start once all checks are complete.

We will consider secondment applications.

For further information please contact:

Chris Hooper, ITU Whipps Cross University Hospital
We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Our people strategy for 2 sets out our priorities and an action plan to meet our ambition. In this strategy, we set out the deal we are offering to you in return for living and breathing our values so that they shape everything that you do every single day.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals' who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.

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Barts Health is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to child protection. The Trust aims to ensure as far as is possible that anyone, paid or unpaid, who seeks to work in our organisation and who gains access to children, is safe to do so. As such, you may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check as part of the recruitment process if appointed to a post with direct access to children or vulnerable adults.